Tuesday, March 3, 2009

20 Minute Mini Vacation

Yesterday was one of those days. Early autumn. Hint of warmth and coolness in the breeze at the same time. Brilliant blue sky with white clouds. I left work about 1:20pm. My journey home takes me through the beautiful Swan Valley with fields and vineyards, past Lilac Hill, over the Swan River and through the quaint village of historic Guildford, cut through Hazelmere (big wave to the in-laws), past more fields, a little industry, more fields and horse paddocks then turn in to my neighbourhood, wave to the ducks by the lake and then home. Altogether the journey takes 20 minutes.

I had the windows down, wind whipping my hair around. Radio playing great rock and roll songs - really loud. Singing along - really loud.

Does life get better than these little moments?

Hope you find moments of joy in your day...

Shari

16 comments:

Freda's Hive said...

That sky is so lovely - Heavenly even!

Mel said...

I LOVE those kind of days!!

Barb said...

I love those kind of days, kinda refreshing. A day when you can open all your windows in your home .....wow....

Simone de Klerk said...

Such a beautiful sky! Mmm ` looking forward to those days!

Jackie said...

I am jealous, those are my kind of days. Right now we are getting about 15 inches of snow dumped on us. I think I have a while until I have one of those days. I am looking forward to it though

Julia said...

It was a beautiful day!
We might see more cooler weather now that we're into Autumn..
Hope to see you next week.
Julia ♥

julieQ said...

Love that gorgeous sky! What a lovely trip...just right for a breather from life for a bit.

Lurline said...

Joie de vivre! Way to go - isn't that feeling just lovely and you have illustrated it beautifully!
Must say our weather is just divine at the moment!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Robyn said...

This is living!!!
Wahooo!! You go girl...I'd do exactly the same.
What a gorgeous day :D
Just sticking my head in to say 'gudday' :D
hugs
Robyn xx

Robyn said...

PS thanks for your purpole comment :D
hugs!!

Robyn said...

ooops ...purple :p

Sew Many Ways... said...

Hi Shari,
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such nice comments. I love your blog and have added it to my favorites. This picture is just beautiful, like post card...enjoy every minute of it.
~Karen~

janet said...

Autumn and spring are my favourite seasons here. What a stunning photo and what a lovely drive you have home.

Mildred said...

I love the kind of day you describie, but I don't dare sing!!! I would get arrested for sure!

Eileen said...

Oh I SO know what you mean about the autumn feel in the air. We are just the opposite here as you mentioned to me.. and just being able to crack open the window and feel the warmth of spring was a wonderful feeling these past couple of days!

Lost Aussie said...

Fabulous sky! I can't wait to get home next week and soak up the sights, sounds and smells of Aus'!
Glad you liked the cards and they arrived ok :-)

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